Colleen Kim Daniher is a writer, teacher, scholar, and maker of performance. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at San Francisco State University and holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.
Dr. Daniher’s research and teaching specialties include critical and comparative race studies, visual cultural studies, women and gender studies, and Asian/American theatre and performance studies. Her research has been recognized and supported by fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the American Society for Theatre Research, Brown University, and Amherst College. Her articles have appeared in or are forthcoming from Theatre Journal, Women & Performance, e-misférica, Theatre Research in Canada, and Canadian Theatre Review, and her performance-based artist training spans a degree in classical music (Voice), amateur musical theatre performance, devised theatre dramaturgy and directing, and multimedia solo performance art. She is also a proud contributing member of the race and visual culture studies research seminar, The Dark Room. Currently, she is completing a book manuscript on the ambivalently raced and gendered figure of the “amalgamation queen” in twentieth-century transnational American performance.